Overdrive Extra

This tax break survived – and can benefit you

| January 03, 2013

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

| December 27, 2012

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

Jazzy Jordan is still in race to help truckers

| December 21, 2012

Jazzy Jordan wants to increase awareness about health issues truckers face in her pageant platform.

“Christmas chicken,” a surprise gift and other seasonal tidbits

| December 20, 2012

Should you happen upon a truck stop KFC during these final days of Christmas, you might not realize your good fortune. You would, though, if you were living in Japan.

Is EGR doomed?

| December 18, 2012

I spend a lot of time on airplanes. But sometimes, we get visitors here in our our Tuscaloosa, Ala., headquarters. Such was the case last week when representatives from Chevron Lubricants came calling. The gist of ...

How one dealer eases the pain of repair anxiety

| December 13, 2012

Jacob Williford fills a newly created job slot as service communicator, a liaison between all parties interested the progress of every single repair job.

Meritor demos SMARTandem, expects growth in 6×2 axles

| December 07, 2012

Meritor anticipates the demand for 6x2 packages will increase about 15 percent in the next five years.

November factory report confirms weak second half

| December 06, 2012

If it seems like manufacturing-related freight has slowed in the second half, that’s because it has. At least the November survey of executives by the Institute for Supply Management supports that.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for ...

Max Heine

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